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Trump says trade deal 'possible' with China's Xi, tariffs could be lower

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 3:54pm
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that a trade deal with Chinese President Xi Jinping was possible this weekend but he is prepared to impose U.S. tariffs on virtually all remaining Chinese imports if the two countries continue to disagree.
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After fire, Philadelphia Energy Solutions to permanently shut oil refinery

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 3:48pm
Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) will seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, the company confirmed on Wednesday, a day after sources told Reuters about the plans.
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Senate approves its own version of border aid bill

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 3:39pm
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would grant $4.6 billion for border aid in a bid to stem illegal migration across the country's southern border with Mexico.
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Trump, without offering evidence, accuses Mueller of crimes

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 3:34pm
U.S. President Donald Trump, without offering evidence, on Wednesday directly accused former Special Counsel Robert Mueller of committing a crime, saying Mueller had illegally "terminated" FBI communications as part of his Russia investigation.
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Cricket World Cup: Pakistan beat New Zealand to keep semi-final hopes alive

BBC News - June 26, 2019 - 3:12pm
Pakistan keep their hopes of a World Cup semi-final place alive - and increase the prospect of England going out - with a six-wicket victory over New Zealand.
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'I told him not to' go, mother of drowned Salvadoran migrant laments

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 3:01pm
The mother of a Salvadoran man who drowned with his young daughter while trying to reach U.S. soil, becoming a global symbol of the perils of migration, said she urged her son not to leave, fearing danger would meet him on the long journey north.
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Bitcoin soars past $13,000 as Facebook's Libra fuels demand

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 2:52pm
Bitcoin jumped to an 18-month high on Wednesday, as investors looked for safety in alternative investments amid geopolitical tension, and cheered prospects that Facebook Inc's Libra token could push cryptocurrencies into the mainstream.
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Wall Street gains on tech rally, trade hopes rekindled

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 2:39pm
Technology shares led the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq higher on Wednesday after remarks by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rekindled hopes for a de-escalation of U.S.-China trade tensions and brought buyers back from the sidelines.
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Ex-Trump aide Manafort to be arraigned in New York on Thursday: court spokesman

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 2:36pm
Paul Manafort, the former campaign chairman for U.S. President Donald Trump, will be arraigned on Thursday in a New York court in Manhattan on state criminal charges, after having been convicted last year on federal fraud charges.
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Democrats: Mueller testimony to set Russia record straight

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 2:28pm
With former U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller set to testify next month in Congress, Democrats are framing his appearance as a major opportunity for Americans to see how the Trump administration misled them about his two-year Russia probe.
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Trump says he can fire Fed's Powell; it's not that simple

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 2:22pm
U.S. President Donald Trump accused Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday of doing a "bad job" and "out to prove how tough he is," but any move to oust him would likely touch off a legal fight with big repercussions in financial markets as well.
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Pelosi, Trump spoke by phone about reconciling border aid funding

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 2:09pm
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump on Wednesday to try to reconcile the different congressional approaches to border aid funding, a Senate Democratic aide said.
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Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 2:00pm
Two U.S. service members were killed in Afghanistan on Wednesday, the NATO-led Resolute Support mission said in a statement.
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U.S. economic plan decried by Palestinians but gets cautious nod in Gulf

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 1:55pm
Palestinians on Wednesday poured scorn on the Trump administration's $50 billion investment plan to help achieve Middle East peace, but U.S. Gulf Arab allies said the economic initiative had promise if a political settlement is reached.
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Tech boost, trade optimism lead Wall Street higher

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 1:27pm
Wall Street rose on Wednesday, as technology shares gained on the back of Micron's upbeat results, while comments from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin fueled hopes that the United States and China were making progress in their trade talks.
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Harrowing photo of drowned migrants at U.S. border draws global attention

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 1:23pm
A harrowing photo of a man and his young daughter who drowned on the U.S.-Mexico border has brought global attention to the dangers for a wave of mostly Latin American migrants traveling north, with Pope Francis on Wednesday expressing "immense sadness" at the deaths.
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'I told him not to follow the American dream,' mother of drowned Salvadoran migrant laments

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 1:23pm
The mother of a Salvadoran man who drowned with his young daughter while trying to reach U.S. soil and became a global symbol of the dangers of migration, said she urged her son not to "follow the American dream" before he left their country.
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Before fire, Philadelphia refinery scaled back big maintenance project: sources

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 1:01pm
Philadelphia Energy Solutions dramatically scaled back a large maintenance project in January in the same section of the refinery complex where a massive explosion occurred last week, according to three sources familiar with the plant’s operations.
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Cricket World Cup: Joe Root says England must trust they are still 'best team in the world'

BBC News - June 26, 2019 - 1:00pm
Joe Root says England must trust that they are still "the best team in the world" in order to get their World Cup campaign back on track.
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Trump slams Rapinoe for spurning potential White House invite

Reuters News - June 26, 2019 - 12:45pm
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